First, let me tell you what I love about the Waylens Secure360 camera for 24-hour vehicle security. It’s easier to install than any Blackvue camera bundle (including Blackvue’s 1 or 2 camera systems). Second, It doesn’t need a special SD card to record security video, unlike the Blackvue camera system that requires a 100MBPS Class 10 Heat Resistant SD card which can be quite expensive compared to the cards you can purchase online or off the shelf. Third, Blackvue needs a power management device (PMP or OBD power connector) to manage the car’s battery power to the camera.
Waylens Secure360 Draws Less Power Than BlackVue
If the cameras are drawing too much power, the power management device cuts off power to the Blackvue cameras. In other words, if you have a weak car battery, your cameras may be automatically turned off by the PMP power discharge prevention device in the middle of the night to save the car’s battery power. This can leave the car vulnerable. The Waylens Secure360 draws less than half the voltage of the as the Blackvue camera system. It relies on its motion sensors before it activates video recording. This is the reason it can record videos for nearly 15 days. Blackevue cameras top out at 3 to 4 days max because it is always recording a 5-second loop.
Now, here’s what I love about the Blackvue camera systems. The video quality on all of their models are the highest quality you’ll ever see in a vehicle camera system. Especially at night. The Waylens Secure360 looked blurry at night mode. It washed out facial features and made it hard to make out model of vehicles nearby.
What Makes Blackvue So Special?
The Blackvue camera systems, especially the 750s-2ch has superb night vision. The accurate pixel counts allows you can make out minute detail in dark areas.
The Blackvue 950s-2ch is a 4K model (only the front camera is 4k). It blows away the views you’ll get with the Waylens Secure360 during the day or night. For my own vehicle, I’m partial to the 750s-2ch Blackvue model. It gives me the best night vision out of the 2 models. The difference between the 4k DR900s and 1080p of the DR750S model is practical. The 4K model has a slightly wider view and it allows you to zoom to see more detail.
What Holds Back The Waylens Secure360
The Waylens Secure360 stretches 1080p throughout the camera’s 360 view which drastically pixelates the video during at night. Zooming into the video to see detail is also difficult during the daytime. Forget trying to view a license plate close to your vehicle at night. It’s not going to happen. At times, The Waylens Secure360 can barely make out faces because of sun glare. Sun exposure, unfortunately, sometimes glares the whole camera view. Sometimes, the person sitting in the car will be obscured by the same glare!
Blackvue does recommend using a heat-resistant SD card with fast transfer speed but there’s a perfectly good reason for this. The Blackvue cameras are transferring up to 5 times more video data than the Waylens Secure360. Another thing to keep in mind is the Park Mode recording. I find that Blackvue camera systems do a way better job of capturing people near my vehicle.
Blackvue Camera Features?
The Blackvue camera system is always recording 5-second loops of video. When it detects motion near your vehicle, it includes an extra 5 seconds of looped video. This will be captured before any incident as well as 5 seconds afterward. This will make sure you get the whole video synopsis of what may have occurred near your vehicle. It also has a very sensitive gravity sensor that monitors any bumps or acts of vandalism. Both the G sensor video recording and motion recordings can be adjusted for individual needs. Third, Both the Blackvue DR750s and DR900s models allow you to connect to any WiFi hotspot. You can receive notifications if your vehicle is vandalized.
Video or playback videos from the cameras anywhere using the included mobile phone app. The Waylens Secure360 has a WiFi model you can buy but you have to choose their connection plan. Here at HomeRestored.com, we give our customers a link to purchase a mini- hotspot modem. They can stay powered and hide anywhere in their vehicle’s glove compartment, armrest, etc. They can also choose the hotspot’s free monthly service with unlimited notifications.
DR750s and DR900s models allow you to connect to any WiFi hotspot. You can receive notifications if your vehicle is vandalized. You’ll also be able to view videos live or during playback anywhere using the included mobile phone app. The Waylens Secure360 has a WiFi model you can buy but you have to choose their connection plan. Here at HomeRestored.com, we give our customers a link to purchase a hotspot modem. They can keep it powered and hide it anywhere in their vehicle’s glove compartment, armrest, etc. They can also choose the hotspot’s free monthly service with unlimited notifications.
BlackVue Camera System In Night Park Mode
Finally, there are 12 other features that can be activated on the Blackvue camera system depending on your needs. This is why Blackvue is the number one choice for luxury cars ranging from Tesla to Maybach.
80% of our customers install the Blackvue cameras themselves. So we became the only vendors that include the OBD2 power adapter with a built-in battery discharge preventer for free. This saves our customers money in two ways. No additional add-on cost and installation fees.
I really wanted to like the Waylens Secure360 camera. It has an ingenious 360 design and during optimal times during the day, it shows a pretty good picture. But, I definitely had a problem with several features. There are missed opportunities to make this camera the hottest safety add-on to just about any vehicle. Future models may include a 4K camera. This can improve usability but in its present form, it pales in comparison to any of the Blackvue vehicle camera systems.
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